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Like building a house only with bricks, relying solely on big data without the use of a “thick data” mortar can adversely and severely affect the quality of the structure. Big Data and Thick Data are the bricks and mortar of smart decision making. Over the last several years I have gone from providing data…Read More
It’s Not About Access to Care – It’s MUCH more The Fable of the Blind Men and the Elephant Five blind men were asked to describe an elephant by touch as each felt a different part of the elephant. The blind man who felt a leg said the elephant was like a post; the one…Read More
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s all about multidimensional (multimodality) visualization when one can view a target of interest through multiple means. In a recent article in the George Washington University Medical School’s gw hospital publication (www.gwhospital.com/neuro), it noted the hospital’s use of neuronavigation in neurosurgery. In reviewing a brain location for surgery, physicians are able to integrate a series…Read More
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Whether in business or our personal lives we need to reflect and as needed shake things up a bit. Healthcare is no different and now that technology and big data are widely available and accessible, disrupting healthcare analytics for the better is really possible. As the industry moves to a value-based model disruptive innovation applies…Read More
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As expected, GeoDD exhibits at the NAACOS 2017 Spring Conference and what do we learn … tons. The spring conference held earlier this month in downtown Baltimore, MD as usual did not disappoint. We had the opportunity to speak directly with execs, policy makers, participants and vendors all with the common goal of making ACOs…Read More
Identifying vs. implementing social determinants impacting geohealth are two important yet significantly different processes. Let me explain. Have you ever discovered something so fantastic that you just can’t wait to tell everyone/anyone?? It’s an idea so cool that you just about wet your pants when you thought of it. Be honest, we’ve all been there…Read More
Using GeoHealth to Make the World Healthy [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some would say that Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), the use of geography as a tool to manage information, was born 163 years ago with the cholera epidemic that devastated Victorian London in 1854. The riveting story about how Dr. John Snow unraveled this epidemic is told in a…Read More
Three Legs of the Future Healthcare Stool [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Regardless of the changes in the Affordable Care Act that will be coming in 2017, some progressive medical practices have already been looking beyond next steps into the future in providing healthcare. Here are the future changes that are underway: Leg 1) It is no longer just about…Read More
Keeping Score Drives Better Healthcare [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Every successful enterprise keeps score through measurable business metrics. Without a means to measure what you are doing, there cannot be any rational means to improve. Sometimes finding the right thing to measure takes some thought. Not everything needs to be measured. Funds are always limiting, hence the underlying question…Read More